Jul
2
Tue
Santa Monica Mountains & Malibu Miniatures: California Art Club Show & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Monica Mountains & Malibu Miniatures: California Art Club Show & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Local artists from the California Art Club–a century-old arts organization–capture the diverse beauty of Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains with miniature works of art that feature the crashing waves of Leo Carrillo, the winding trails of Will Rogers State Historic Park, and beyond.

Meet the artists on Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Visitor Center.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Jul
5
Fri
TOPANGA CANYON DOCENTS TRAINING – REGISTRATION @ Topanga State Park - Trippet Ranch Tickets
Jul 5 – Sep 14 all-day
TOPANGA CANYON DOCENTS TRAINING - REGISTRATION @ Topanga State Park - Trippet Ranch

The Topanga Canyon Docents (TCD) is an organization of volunteer docents at Topanga State Park. Each year a Fall Naturalist Training Program is offered to introduce new docents to the program. Learn about the flora, fauna, natural history, and Native American cultures of the Santa Monica Mountains. Share the knowledge you’ll gain when you become a volunteer park docent with the Topanga Canyon Docents for their public walks, school walks, or by greeting visitors at the Visitor Center at Trippet Ranch. This training program is taught by highly respected educators and professional naturalists from local colleges, museums, and conservation-based institutions. If you’ve ever hiked the hills and canyons and have longed to share what you see, this training is perfect for you! The classroom and in-the-field training takes place every other weekend on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Trippet Ranch Visitor Center in Topanga State Park. In addition, five docent-led interpretive walks are on the alternate weekends, on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Membership in TCD includes other benefits besides the training program. Throughout the year docent members have hikes, potluck gatherings, trips, seminars and educational workshops. The cost of this program in $100. The training course fee includes a one-year membership. Come enjoy Topanga State Park, a unique wild area close to home.

DOCENT TRAINING SESSIONS
SIX SATURDAY CLASSES 9:30-3:30 pm September 14, 28; October 12, 26; November 9, 23
FIVE SUNDAY INTERPRETIVE WALKS 9:30-12:30 pm September 22; October 6, 20; November 3, 17

Study Subjects include: • Chumash and Tongva Cultures • Native Plants and Plant Communities • Fire Ecology • Geology • Mammals, Insects and Birds • Reptiles/Amphibians • Climate and Its Effect • Naturalist Leadership

Registration forms may be downloaded from our website: Docents Fall Training Registration Now Open – Topanga Canyon Docents

Docents Fall Training Registration Now Open – Topanga Canyon Docents
Learn more about the nature that surrounds you and become a Docent volunteer.

http://www.topangacanyondocents.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Fall-Training_Registration-form.pdf

If you have questions, please contact our registration coordinator,
Karin Benson, at 310-455-3143 or karinbens@gmail.com

Jul
26
Fri
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ King Gillete Ranch

Come and enjoy a nice hike to Inspiration Point at King Gillette Ranch! Explore what types of plants and animals are native to the park and discover the rich history of the individuals that once lived and visited the park.

This ranger led program is about mile hike and all ages are welcomed! Meet the Ranger by the water fountain at the Visitor Center.

Descubra su Parque Nacional cerca de usted, con un Ranger! Esta caminata de una milla o 1,609 metros consiste de pláticas sobre las plantas y animales nativos de las Montañas de Santa Mónica. También descubrirá la historia y las personas que vivián antes en este lugar.

Este programa es para todas las edades. Por favor traiga agua, una gorra, bloqueador para el sol y zapatos para caminar. El Ranger los esperara cerca de la fuente de agua.

Jr. Ranger Program: California Native Plant Scavenger Hunt @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jr. Ranger Program: California Native Plant Scavenger Hunt @ King Gillete Ranch

Earn your Junior Ranger pin while exploring the visitor center’s native plant garden with Ranger Ashley. Learn how to identify some of California’s native plants and how the Chumash Native American’s once utilized them in their daily lives!

Jul
27
Sat
Will Rogers seeks Passionate Volunteer Docents @ Will Rogers State Historic Park Tickets
Jul 27 – Aug 31 all-day
Will Rogers seeks Passionate Volunteer Docents @ Will Rogers State Historic Park

Pacific Palisades, Calif.- Will Rogers State Historic Park welcomes prospective volunteers to join the team of dedicated docents. Docents are highly trained volunteers who interpret cultural, natural and recreational features of Will Rogers for visitors. Docents become experts in local history, Western art, and, of course, Will Rogers. As a docent, you will receive initial and continuing interpretation training, conduct house tours, teach school children using hands-on education, participate in enrichment fieldtrips to local historical locations and meet the many visitors who visit Will Rogers State Historic Park.

Docent training consists of 6 consecutive Saturday sessions starting July 27th from 10am -3:30pm and continuing on 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31.

If you have a passion for sharing, education and want to enhance your public speaking skills, turn in an application by coming into the park office at 1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd in Pacific Palisades or email wr.interp@parks.ca.gov . The application can also be downloaded using this link: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/735/files/DPR%20208H.PDF
For further information contact wr.interp@parks.ca.gov or call 310-230-2017.

Story Time & Nature Walk-kids 4-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time & Nature Walk-kids 4-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join a Franklin Canyon Docent for a nature-themed Story Time followed by a Guided Nature Walk around the lake at Franklin Canyon.
Recommended ages are 4-10.
Please be on time, as not all Story Time readings happen inside the Nature Center

What’s On Your Plate Geology Hike @ Solstice Canyon Tickets
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
What's On Your Plate Geology Hike @ Solstice Canyon

Do you think about what’s on your plate? Southern California rests on the Pacific Plate and the Santa Monica Mountains are a result of the Earth’s continuous shifting. These mountains have a fascinating origin story that shape how we live our lives today. Enjoy a hike with a park ranger and discover how plates move, mountains lift, get squeezed, and wither away to create the beautiful place we call Southern California.

Meet at the Solstice Canyon parking lot for this is a moderate 2 mile guided hike. All are welcome. Hike begins at 10:00 AM.

Please bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sturdy shoes, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Jr. Ranger Adventures: Sun & the Solar System! @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jr. Ranger Adventures: Sun & the Solar System! @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Do you know your Solar System? Have you ever looked up close at the Sun?

Join a ranger and observe the Sun safely with a solar telescope. This telescope has a special filter that blocks out harmful rays while allowing visible light through. See details on its surface!

Complete a Solar System activity and earn a special Junior Ranger button. All ages are welcome to enjoy this program in the Visitor Center courtyard.

For any questions, call (805) 370-2301.

Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Join a ranger and learn something cool about the many different owls in the Santa Monica Mountains. Practice your scientific exploration skills with an owl pellet dissection activity. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge and get sworn in by a ranger! Family friendly fun for all ages.

Jul
28
Sun
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon Tickets
Jul 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL JEAN (310-472-7209)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.